Top 10 Television Show Episodes Remembered for One Scene

Some episodes in television are memorable for their creative script design, original plot and general acting. Others are memorable for just one scene. Here are some. Of course, feel free to add your own.
The Top Ten
1 The Seizure-Causing Light Show - Electric Soldier Porygon - Pokémon

While Pokémon was an awesome anime in its first season, who can forget that infamous episode Electric Soldier Porygon? In this episode, Team Rocket try to steal trainers' Pokémon by using a stolen Porygon inside the Poke ball transfer network. The episode is most infamous for its light show where Pikachu shocks an anti-virus. This caused an explosion where the screen flashed red and blue very rapidly, causing 685 Japanese viewers to be taken to hospital via an ambulance. Needless to say, the episode was never aired again. Although the episode can still be watched online if you know where to look. Just be careful what you're getting into.

2 Will's Unscripted Breakdown - Papa's Got A Brand New Excuse - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Considered by many to be the saddest moment in sitcom history, this episode sees Will Smith reunited with his father Lou Smith (played by Ben Vereen) after being away for 14 years. The majority of the episode sees the two finally reconnecting after so long apart, despite Uncle Phil's warning about Lou leaving again. However, at the end of the episode, Phil's worries come true as Lou walks out on him again like he did 14 years ago. Heartbroken, Will goes on a tirade about how he was able to get by without his old man before crying into Uncle Phil's arms. If you listen closely, you can hear someone crying backstage. Even many years later, this scene can still bring tears to even the driest of eyes.

3 One Beer - Elephant Issues - Tiny Toon Adventures

In this episode, Tiny Toons tried to deal with serious issues such as illiteracy, bullying and alcoholism. The first two segments entitled "Why Dizzy Can't Read" and " C.L.I.D.E. and Prejudice" handled their subjects quite well. "One Beer", however, dropped the ball big time. Buster, Plucky and Hampton decided to take a swill of beer and become alcoholics and eventually drive a stolen police cruiser off a mountain. While their so-called deaths were fake, many viewers were put off by this and the episode never aired in syndication again.

4 The Ultimate Opening - Treehouse of Horror XXIV - The Simpsons

While this episode of the Simpsons had some memorable skits such as Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!, the real star of the show was the almost three minute couch gag by director Guillermo del Toro who directed Pan's Labyrinth. It crammed in so many references to horror films and books old and new, YouTube user New Trailer Buzz had to make a video to reference them all. At least all that we know. It also paid tribute to horror book writers such as Edgar Allen Poe and of course Stephen King and The Shining. There's even the Hypnotoad from Futurama, because why not?

5 Luna's Crush is Revealed - L is for Love - The Loud House

The moment that revealed that Luna's crush Sam is actually a girl.

6 Kendrix's Onscreen Death - The Power of Pink Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy

While Power Rangers has always been criticized for how violent it was for a kid's television show, The Power of Pink definitely pushed some boundaries. In the previous episode "To the Tenth Power", we see the Lost Galaxy Power Rangers teaming up with the Space Power Rangers after the Psycho Rangers return. In a epic battle, the power rangers were able to defeat the Psycho Rangers but Psycho Pink survives. Using the Savage Sword to destroy Cassie's Morpher and create a vortex to sap away Cassie's life force. Kendrix makes the ultimate sacrifice by going into the eye of the vortex and destroys the Savage Sword and thus saving Cassie, but gets killed in the blast. The reason for this was because Valerie Vernon was diagnosed with Leukemia and had to quit the show for treatment. While she was able to recover and return for the final episode, this was one scene viewers wouldn't forget.

7 Joffrey's Death - The Lion and the Rose - Game of Thrones

How many fans of the Game of Thrones show hated Joffrey Baratheon? Quite a bit. Joffrey was meant to be the bridge between house Lannister and house Baratheon, but this spoiled brat's tyranny knew no bounds. He went back on his promise not to have Ned Stark executed, constantly abuses his fiancé Sansa and ridicules his uncle Tyron. In the second episode of Season 4, Joffrey finally gets his just desserts when he drinks his wine after it was laced with poison. This left many fans satisfied. Sadly, he wasn't the worst tyrant in the show.

8 "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!?" - The Return of Goku - Dragonball Z

Probably the most famously memed scene in anime. After many episode of intense fighting between Nappa and the combatants defending Earth, it came down to just Gohan, Krillin and Picollo left after Yumcha, Chiaotzu and Tien were done in. Just before Goku arrives, Piccolo takes a blast of energy meant for Gohan, fatally wounding him. After seeing what's become of most of his friends, Goku powers up in anger and Vegeta crushes his scouter in disbelief as he screams his iconic line. Here's a fact not too many people know yet; in the original manga, Goku's power level was actually eight thousand. Naturally, it just doesn't roll off the tongue in the same way.

9 The Fonz Jumps Over a Shark - Hollywood, Part 3 - Happy Days

An That's where the term "Jumping the Shark" got its name.

10 The Lewd Musical Number - The Mask of Matches Malone - Batman: The Brave & the Bold

In this episode of an otherwise goofy take on the Caped Crusader akin to the 1960's show starring Adam West and Burt Ward, Bruce Wayne develops amnesia and thinks he's a gangster, adoption the persona Matches Malone. This leaves Black Canary, The Huntress and Catwoman to go after Two-Face. The trio finds themselves on stage in front of Gotham's criminal underworld at the Double Decker Club and decide to sing their way out. This episode first aired in Australia before coming to North America and many people believed the song to be too inappropriate for the target audience. Therefore, a lot of the song had to be edited before it aired in North America.

The Contenders
11 "Aaaand It's Gone" - Margaritaville - South Park

In this episode, Randy tries to teach Stan the importance of saving money and takes Stan down to the bank to deposit $100. The banker then invests it in a money market mutual fund where he explains that Stan's money disappeared after speaking this iconic line. The whole episode is basically a parody of the economic downturn during the late 2000s, how people should cut out the luxuries and even throws in a scene mimicking Jesus Christ's Last Supper with his disciples. However, this one scene has made it into meme history and this is the one scene people will remember about the episode.

12 "PINGAS" - Boogie-Mania - Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
13 Caillou Having a Temper Tantrum over the Circus not happening today - Caillou Joins the Circus
14 Caillou Pinched Rosie - Big Brother Caillou - Caillou
15 The Toe Nail Scene - House Fancy - SpongeBob SquarePants

The one thing that makes House Fancy somewhat relevant... blegh!

16 Phone Sex Scene - Canned - Rocko's Modern Life
17 Lois' Divine Macromastia - I Dream of Jesus - Family Guy

If you're not familiar with the term, macromastia is a condition where a woman's breasts grow to massive size. In this episode, the Griffins visit a 1950's themed diner and Peter takes the Surfin' Bird record and gets addicted to it. This causes Stewie and Brian to snap and destroy the record. After searching all of Quahog for another copy, he finds the one and only Jesus Christ running a music store and the two become fast friends. At the dinner table, Jesus turns everyone's dinner plates into desserts. Peter then asks Jesus for a favor and we see Lois' breasts grow to massive size. What more needs to be said?

18 Madeline Getting her Appendix Removed - Madeline (1988 Special) - Madeline
19 Violin Girl Jumpscare - Courage In The Big Stinking City - Courage The Cowardly Dog
20 Jackass: Gorilla Edition - Animals - Funniest Pets and People
21 Squidward Gets His Toenail Ripped Off from His Couch - House Fancy - SpongeBob SquarePants

If it wasn't for this scene alone nobody would remember the episode.

22 Buzzing Fly - Wormy - SpongeBob SquarePants
23 "How Deliciously Moist" - The C-Note - Recess

When Randall overhears T.J. and his friends contemplating what they want to do with the $100 bill they found, the former rubs his hands together, looks at the camera, and exclaims "how deliciously moist".

24 "Return The Slab" - King Ramses' Curse - Courage The Cowardly Dog
25 "You're Not Perfect" - Perfect - Courage The Cowardly Dog
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